Victoria based OVERCAST SOUND are the talented duo of Jamie Drouin and Michael Pettit. Together they produce deliciously deep and grooving dub techno that immerses you within lush, encapsulating soundscapes. After hearing their live performance at Mutek this year, which became one of the highlights of the festival for me, I’m excited to unleash their latest Holding Pattern EP on basic_sounds.
Holding Pattern starts off with “At Dawn,” a slow-building number that incorporates subtle organic samples, combined with a haunting vocal snippet, to pull it all together for a beautifully drifting groove. The self-titled release is a deeply hypnotic dub track, with filtered vocals filling it with illusions of unreachable nostalgia. The closing track, “Proceed To The Exits,” is a warm, distant sounding track with deep percussion pads that flow into womb-like atmospherics.
Holding Pattern continues to define OVERCAST SOUND's unique take on the dub techno genre: creating tracks which, although steeped in the Berlin-based scene, are deeply personal and evocative journeys with a style all their own.
Founded in 2005, OVERCAST SOUND already has a number of previous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, and Untitled & After. They have also performed at noteworthy festivals such as Mutek (Montreal), Biennial of the Americas (Denver), Decibel (Seattle), Soundwave (Vancouver Island) and New Forms (Vancouver).